- Nissan Vmotion 2.0 concept takes center stage at 2017 North American International Auto Show debut
- Futuristic styling signals evolution of Nissan signature "V-motion" front end design utilized on current Altima, Murano crossover and Maxima sedan
- Vmotion 2.0 concept also features Nissan Intelligent Driving, one of the three core elements of Nissan Intelligent Mobility
- New 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport – an extension of Nissan's #1 selling vehicle in the U.S. – also shown during media event
DETROIT – Nissan today revealed Vmotion 2.0, a new concept vehicle at the 2017 North American International Auto Show that signals the company's future sedan design direction and intelligent-mobility technology. It combines a high sense of style, emotional design, space, comfort and technology to make the mobility experience seamless for busy professionals who are constantly on the go.
The car's silhouette is characterized by a "floating roof," with a line flowing seamlessly from the steeply-raked A-pillars to the trunk lip. A unique carbon finisher with thin silver threads accents the roof line. An extended wheelbase shows off the car's generous cabin, while the distinctive body surface is defined by Nissan's "Emotional Geometry" design language.
The rear of the vehicle exudes class and strength. The signature Boomerang-style taillights emphasize the width of the vehicle. Similar to the grille, the rear diffuser glows when the car operates in ProPILOT mode. The dynamic high-tension body is crafted in a warm silver paint with copper undertones. With a layered effect for the paint finish, a glimpse of the body at different angles reveals a subtle but different hue.
"Copper is an emerging color trend in many industries, including fashion, product design and interior design. We wanted to introduce shade and hints of copper while mixing it with other metals such as satin silver and chrome," said Shiro Nakamura, senior vice president and chief creative officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
The front and rear doors swing outward, creating a large pillar-less open space that invites stepping into Nissan Vmotion 2.0's spacious cabin. The dashboard continues the Gliding Wing Design theme, which integrates the instrument panel and infotainment system for both the driver and passenger. The single continuous horizontal display integrates the graphic user interface (GUI) of ProPILOT. For rear-seat passengers, the center console has a smaller screen, which can serve as an extension of the main display.
Seats are comfortable and supportive, upholstered in supple leather with a unique threadless quilting on the inserts that give the look of an exquisite handbag. The steering wheel is designed to allow the driver and passenger to clearly see all the display infotainment without any interruption, enhancing a seamless GUI experience. Thanks to its unique design, the cabin provides the driver and passenger comfort when the car is in ProPILOT mode. The center console's simple layout includes a multi-functional touchpad to operate the infotainment system. The surface materials throughout the interior convey luxury and sophistication, including natural Zebra Wood applied on the floor and on the inner doors.
Bose's innovative Bose UltraNearfield™ Speakers including new sound management technology is available for Vmotion2.0. This technology increases situational awareness for drivers and enhances overall safety on the road. It can control the direction and distance of sound to generate a 360-degree sound field around a driver. This will deliver different sounds clearly and simultaneously.
Nissan Vmotion 2.0 features Nissan Intelligent Driving, one of three core elements of Nissan Intelligent Mobility, also including intelligent power and intelligent integration. Nissan Intelligent Driving provides a safe and comfortable driving experience through technology such as ProPILOT, which allows the vehicle to drive in autonomous mode not just on the highway and in heavy traffic conditions, but also on urban roads with intersections.
# # #